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Anna Arutunyan

Global Fellow


    September 1, 2021 — December 31, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    Russian-American journalist, analyst, and author

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Rebel Russia: Book Project on the Russian Rebel and Dissident Movement”

    Full Biography

    Anna Arutunyan is a Russia-American journalist, analyst and author. Born in Moscow, she was raised and educated in the United States before returning to Russia as a journalist. She has covered two decades of Russian politics first as reporter and editor at The Moscow News, Russia's oldest English-language weekly, then as a correspondent and analyst. She has served as Russia’s senior analyst for the International Crisis Group, and her articles have appeared regularly in USA Today, Foreign Affairs, and other publications worldwide. She is the author of several books on Russia, including The Putin Mystique, translated into over a dozen languages, and the latest on Russia’s war in Ukraine, Hybrid Warriors: Proxies, Freelancers and Moscow’s Struggle for Ukraine. Her current project is “Rebel Russia”: an exploration of the Russian rebel and dissident movement, and how it has shaped its government, both historically and today. 

    Major Publications

    The Media in Russia (McGraw-Hill, 2009)

    Freedom, Repression and Private Property in Russia (co-authored with Vladimir Shlapentokh, Cambridge University Press, 2013)

    The Putin Mystique (Interlink Books, 2014)

    Previous Terms

    George F. Kennan Fellow, Kennan Institute, "Only Connect: Social Incohesion, Atomization, and Individualism in Russian Civil Society," 10/07/15-01/07/16